2019 / 2020 / 2021 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar

China Public Holidays 2019
Check China Public Holidays 2019

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.

Some people have a half day off on the following four days or anniversaries including Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Women have half day off on Women's Day. Young people over 14 years of age have a half day off on Youth Day. Children under 14 years old have a day off on Children's Day. Active members of the army have a half-day off on Army Day.

People celebrate many other festivals but they do not have time off: Arbor Day, International Nurses' Day, Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Teachers' Day and Journalists' Day.

Here is a detailed 2019 / 2020 / 2021 China public holiday schedule for your reference:
 

List of National Public Holidays of China in 2019 / 2020 / 2021

 
Festival Date 2019 days off 2020 days off 2021 days off
New Year's Day Jan. 1

Dec. 30, 2018 -
Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 1, 2020

Jan. 1 - 3, 2021
Chinese New Year

in Jan. or Feb.

Feb. 5, 2019; Holiday: Feb. 4 - 10

Jan. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jan. 24 - 30

Feb. 12, 2021; Holiday: Feb. 11 - 17
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 or 5

Apr. 5, 2019; Holiday: Apr. 5 - 7

Apr. 4, 2020; Holiday: Apr. 4 - 6

Apr. 4, 2021; Holiday: Apr. 3 - 5
May Day May 1 May 1 - 4, 2019 May 1 - 3, 2020 May 1 - 3, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month Jun. 7, 2019; Holiday: Jun. 7 - 9 Jun. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jun. 25 - 27 Jun. 14, 2021; Holiday: Jun. 12 - 14
Mid-Autumn Day the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Sep. 13, 2019; Holiday: Sep. 13 - 15 Oct. 1, 2020, within the 
National Day holiday.
Sep. 21, 2021; Holiday: Sep. 19 - 21
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 - 7, 2019 Oct. 1  - 7, 2020, prolong to Oct. 8 Oct. 1  - 7, 2021
 
 

China Holidays for Certain Groups

 
Festival Date Official Holidays 2019 / 2020 / 2021 days off
Women's Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8
Youth Day May 4 half day for youth above 14 years old half day of May 4
Children's Day Jun. 1 1 day for children under 13 years old Jun. 1
Army Day of Chinese PLA Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1
 
 

Other Festivals & Anniversaries in China

 
Festival Date Official Holidays
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off
International Nurse Day May 12 no days off
Anniversary of the Founding of CCP Jul. 1 no days off
Victory Day Sep. 3 no days off
Teachers' Day Sep. 10 no days off
Journalists' Day Nov. 8 no days off
 
- Last modified on Sep. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 2019 / 2020 / 2021 Public Holiday Calendar
Asked by Valentine from KENYAN | Sep. 21, 2019 12:00Reply
I trying to decide whether to travel to Beijing or Guangzhou for the national day holiday in October
Which do you suggest
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Answered by Arlene from CANADA | Sep. 22, 2019 20:29
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Well, both these two cities have many popular scenic areas. You can choose one of them. There are many crowded people because it is the national holiday.
Asked by Novi from SINGAPORE | Sep. 17, 2019 04:22Reply
Hi, planning to visit Shanghai Disney on March , how is the crowd will like?
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Answered by Charlotte from CANADA | Sep. 17, 2019 18:30
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Generally speaking, it is not the tourist high peak season. There will have fewer tourists in March than holidays.
Asked by Rob from USA | Aug. 13, 2019 00:33Reply
January 2020
Chinese New Year is on Saturday 25th, 2020. I was wondering if the whole week before the New Year is given to most schools. For example will Chinese schools start their breaks from Saturday January 18th?
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Answered by Elizabeth from USA | Aug. 14, 2019 20:25
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Well, different schools have different time. But generally speaking, most Chinese school will start their breaks from Jan.18th.
Asked by mel from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 09, 2019 17:05Reply
is it ok to travel from zhangjiajie on the 30th december to Fenghuang
and then from Fenghuang to guangzhou on the 2nd. or will these times be booked out due to the holiday?
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Answered by Emma from UKRAINE | Jul. 09, 2019 19:00
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From Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang: Take a coach from Zhangjiajie Center Coach Station to Fenghuang directly. The bus schedules are 08:30, 09:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 17:20. The ticket fare is CNY 80 per person. The duration is around 4 hours.
From Fenghuang to Guangzhou: Take a long-distance bus directly. It costs CNY280 per person, which departs at 11:00.

During holidays, you are suggested to go to the bus stations early in the morning and purchase the tickets there.
Asked by LIZA from MALAYSIA | Apr. 20, 2019 03:47Reply
IS IT NICE TO VISIT LIJIANG IN MID DECEMBER 2019?
HI, Ive plan to visit lijiang in December 2019 with my family (3 kids 10- 3 years old). what about the weather, temperature & view? how can i get English speaking tour guide for JDSM & Tiger Leaping?

Thanks from Malaysia.
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Answered by Marie from USA | Apr. 21, 2019 19:28
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Hi, according to the past data, the temperature in December may range from 0C -15C and it may be a little cold to travel at that time. In December, the best view is the snow mountain but scenery in other spot may not be very good. In fact, the best time to travel in Lijiang is September to November.
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